Dec 29, 2011

Winter, The Cyclaman Plant

My favorite wild  flower is the Cyclaman, that blooms in the beginning of the winter.The flower has lovely shape leaves, shaped like a heart and  each leaf is  beautifuly  designed with a mix of greens.
So with some of my high students we used stancil to make leaves and with the rest I cut heart shape leaves out of the paper the students painted in green a week before.
We work on color, mixing white and red for pink.

Dec 22, 2011

Broken line texture, Channuka Oil Jar

 The first step they did is brush  cooking oil
on the precut color cardboard jug (same as  "Oil Jug, Pastels with oil")
 Next, they wrinked the jar shape color paper to a small
round ball to form the broken line texture you see on  the jar.
Open thr wrinkled jar and glue it on heavy board,
Drew with oil pastels around the jar to form a border design.

Last, paint with gold guache on top, the gold paint goes deep in side the wrinkles paper and lighter where there is pastel and brushed cooking oil.

Dec 21, 2011


The holiday Chanukka is the the holiday of "Light", using the precut dreidle cardboard stancial all my students made this colorful and bright artproject

They used metalic silver and gold pastels with the stencil.

In some of the classes I added cooking oil to rub the pastels, oil being another holiday symbol.

...they painted bright orange and nyon yellow to make this  a very bright artwork.

Dec 5, 2011

Autumn Leaves and Colors

using the cardboard stancil of the circle we made this coloful Autumn Leave collage.
I photocopy a leaf I collected in the garden.

In class they drew the circle using the stancil.

Glue the photocopy leave inside the circle.

Glue cutout shape leaves cut from colorfull pages of old magazine around the circle they drew.

Paint everything in the collors of the falling leaves orange and red . 

Nov 30, 2011

Circle Paint

wow ! looks like a lot of fun.
lots of great photo in website :

Nov 28, 2011

Plasticine Frame

A week after we made the ",circle with plasticine" we made this colorful mix media collage.

Each student choose a photo.

1. frame around the photo with plasticine,  using round shape balls technique.
2. tear strip of color paper and create a collage around the frame.
3. add a layer of glue on top of the plasticine frame.

Nov 21, 2011

Snail mix midia

Last week all my classes did some form of the "Snail".
I love the shape of the snail and I try to do it each year.
Snails from past years: "Snail, Winter Collage",
"snail,recycle + mix media"

- excercise to follow the line,
a 2nd grade special education class.

The older kids worked with eucalyptus trees bark, that I collected a few weeks ago in the park.

They enjoyed breaking the bark to small chips.

Nov 16, 2011

Shapes, Circle with Plasticine

Keeping with my objective this year of teaching "Shapes", my teen age special ed. classes created those colorful artworks 

  1. First thing create many round shape balls from plasticine.
  2. Using  precut cardboard stancil  they drew the circle
  3. Paint outside and inside the circle in 2 different colors.
 My after thought, it can be a good way to work on the COLOR WHEEL- using Primary Colors paints and  Secondary Colors plasticine.

Nov 12, 2011

Squill Plant sign of the Fall Season

The first sign of the Fall season is the sqill plant (chazav).
A tall plant that stands so high almost reaching the sky, that made me think of creating a blue background as the sky and creating a standing format.
I had this cardboard from wine bottle packaging.
They mixed blue and white for the sky, I intended that white clouds would be formed.

While the paint dried they formed small shape balls from riped white paper. 
They drew a line for the stem on all 3 parts of cardbourd and glued the white flowers to form the squill plant.

...let it dry and fold the cardboard to three.

see "mix media, squill flower" for another artproject of the squill plant .



Nov 7, 2011

Circle Stancil, Wheels

Teaching "Shapes" is my objective this year working in a special education school.

I love to work with stancils, all students are able to creat the shape.  
See artproject done with different stencials, leaves, hearts, fish shapes.
 this WHEELS was done with a group of 2nd grader.

After the circles they glued precut stripes of reused wrapping paper.

I made the circle stancils from used cardboard box  a few years ago of a  special event art project "Bicycle".

Oct 23, 2011

Eucalyptus Tree Bark

We had a great morning walk in Park Hayarkon, the central park of Tel Aviv.
The path along the river with the eucalyptus trees is wonderful.

Seeing that all the fresh bark around the trees as we were walking I decided to gather some bark for a future art project.

I not sure what we will do with it, but I love the texture, so.... you have a suggestions ?

...promise to post. 

Oct 12, 2011

Abstract Sukkah

I  started the Jewish New Year with a new teaching job, I teach students age 7 to 21 with  disabilites in a public school for special education only. The school has 8 classes,  with 10 children in a class.
Most art classes are taught in smaller groups, there were 5 teen students in this class.

This abstact art, forming a  bower- a Sukka  for the Jewish holiday Sukkot.
Formed with strips of masking tape, same technic as art project "tree"

-first  striped of masking tape to form the structure of the Sukka
- with pastels drew different textures inside the
- water down guach to color
- take off masking tape

Sep 9, 2011

Henri Matisse

"...courage is essential to the artist." Henri Matisse

The Snail
Henri Matisse
1953; Goauche on cut-paper, 9' 4 3/4" x 9' 5" Tate Gallery, London

Sep 4, 2011

UPCYCLE and Terracycle school programs "Upcycling is something we can do to help the planet become more sustainable by reusing unwanted items by turning them into new products.  This in turn means we can reduce the use of raw materials and the energy used in the manufacturing of raw materials."
 This is another of my recycle/upcycle wall pod made from nylon bag

One night watching TV  I learned about the New Jersey firm " TerraCycle"  making quality consumer products from waste. 
"... repurposes waste packaging from Mars Inc,Kraft, Frito Lay, Wrigley's and many others operations into products ranging from cell phone holders and laptop sleeves to messenger bags, significantly reducing the amount of waste sent to landfills"

Check their recycle school  program

Aug 18, 2011

Playing for Change

This is wonderful, inspiring.
Their mission : ...we are dedicated to creating positive change through music & arts education."
Enjoy the rest of the summer !!

Jul 14, 2011

Redhair on Recycle Printed Vinyl

My artwork; mix media ,acrilic on paper on recycle printed vinyl and embrodiary detail.

I can  identify with the redhaired lady in the background., we are both from the same generation and with my camera I was looking at this young couple.
 I got the  vinyl printed sheet  from the The Center for Environmental Education in Hiriya   , a wonderful recycle center in Tel Aviv. I sewed the painting  on the vinyl sheet with the sewing machine and hand embrodied the detail before giving it to be pulled on a frame.
 Below are cool vinyl bus wraps 

Jun 12, 2011

RibbonWeb to Create a Design

This art project started with "game", stretching ribbons between the members of the group.

We  taped down a A3 white paper on the table in front of each member and pre cut a number of long ribbons for each member.
In the photo in the left you can see the masking tape in one corner and the pink ribbon that became part his art work.  

One at a time, each member streched a ribbon to a friend, from the edge of the table to a another member on the other side of th table. Using masking tape we attached the ribbons from one to the other.So that at the end of the "Game" the ribbons create one large web through out the table and divided each paper to many segments. Each design is different as you can see.
Using pastels , paint and stickers they filled the web on their paper. Once we finished we undo the ribbon web.